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The red abalone is dying off

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

“For people who think they don’t like fish…it’s amazing to see their eyes just sparkle when they take a bite and go ‘this is absolutely incredible,’” says Joe Cresalia, a recreational diver who liv...

Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

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Live California Spot Prawns | K-Dock, Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Missed the buying opportunity for this weekend since I just learned about this, but I hope to take advantage of this soon. F/V Ocean Warrior sells live spot prawns direct-to-consumer at the K-Dock,...

Bagels in Monterey County?

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by lfgear 3 months ago

Does anyone know if there are any good bagels in Monterey County, California? Thank you!

Pit-smoked brisket at Subway?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Stopped at the light in downtown Monterey today, I noticed a sign on the Subway at the intersection promoting "naturally pit-smoked brisket". This page on its website says it was tested on 100 Aust...

PigWizard, Monterey

PattyC
by PattyC 2 years ago

More local food news http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/food_blog/il-grillo-brings-on-brandon-miller-as-new-executive-chef/article_3832ee46-af2b-11e8-9483-5bb999bce8f7.html Not in Carmel ...

Minazzoli Farms Cherries

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

At the end of the season now, still I wanted to give a shout-out to Minazzoli Farms for the wonderful Rainier and Bing cherries I enjoyed from them this year. Picked ripe, clean and carefully selec...

Update on California Farmers' Markets & Call to Action

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

After Governor Newsom’s order last Wednesday banning gatherings of more than 250 to slow down transmission of novel Coronavirus, a number of farmers markets across the state were ordered by their c...

Key Lime Pie by The Perfect Crumb Bakery (Monterey & Salinas)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Yesterday was opening day for the farmers market at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. I dropped by to pick up some fresh fruits. But also got distracted by The Perfect Crumb Bakery's booth and the ...

Monterey County COVID-19 restaurant closures + takeout list

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

A remarkable team effort by Raúl Nava and other contributors to compile and update this database of Monterey County restaurants that are offering take-out or have closed during this crisis.

Urgent Need for Volunteers at Food Banks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

On Monday the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank sent out an urgent call for volunteers: "Volunteer in the Warehouse Urgent Need More than a third of our March volunteers have cancelled — that is 1,5...

Dinner in Monterey

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by engred 9 months ago

I will be in Monterey this weekend and am looking for a chow-worthy dinner spot. It doesn't need to be fancy, just good! I searched here but the posts are pretty old. Looking forward to trying Al...

Summer Solstice Pig Roast @ Alta Bakery | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

My intro to the long-awaited Alta Bakery was the summer solstice pig roast it hosted along with Cult Tacos in June. This was a nice way to see how the inner court and gardens of the Cooper Molera A...

Happy Hour @ Melville Tavern in Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Unlike the other usual suspects for happy hour, Melville Tavern did not cancel discounts during the U.S. Open in June. Glad we'd put in a call to Cibo restaurant and Lalla Oceanside Grill, the ...

Casual lunch in Monterey

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by Yuv83 11 months ago

Hi. Looking for any recommendation for casual lunch (with a 3 year old and the in-laws) around Monterey as we visit the Aquarium. Additional recommendations for dinner on the way back to Sacram...

International Market & Deli | New Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Sunday I had a late lunch at International Market & Deli in New Monterey. My first visit even though this market has been here since 1990. Gloria, the warm and welcoming Guamanian wife, and her Ira...

Happy Hour @ Sur Burger | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Today is National Cheeseburger Day. So let me report on the happy hour cheeseburger at Sur Burger in downtown Monterey. I was there in May when it had been open for two months by local icon Bill...

'80s Sleepover Party @ The Monterey Bay Aquarium, 9/14-15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of Seaweed): An '80s Sleepover Party We've got everything you could want in this fun-filled evening! First, fill up your plate with a build-your-own taco dinner and grab ...

Golden Tee @ Monterey Airport (MRY)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

For those of you looking for a “something for everyone” old school kitchen type of place for visiting kin during the holidays, I thought I’d post about the Golden Tee restaurant, an old-timer compl...